Monthly Archives: February 2007

What does “griccia” mean?

There was a question about the griccia style alb.  The statue of Peter in the Basilica of St. Peter on two days of the year is dressed up with the papal tiara, cope, pectoral Cross and epicopal ring.  Once upon … Continue reading

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MISSING!!

Biretta tip to Conversi ad Dominum: o{]:¬)

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Photos of the Cathedra and Tiara

I went to the Basilica this afternoon. I got some breathtaking shots.
These will only scratch the surface of what I got.
First, you should know that it is pretty dark in the Basilica, so steady is the name of the … Continue reading

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Pope: Post-Synodal Exhortation “imminent”?

The Pope seems to have announced the imminent release of the Post-Synodal Exhortation during a meeting with the priests of the Diocese of Rome, this morning, in the Hall of Blessings in the Apostolic Palace.
Benoit XVI annonce lui-meme la parution … Continue reading

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A taste of Leo for the Cathedra

Some of you lay folks out there probably recite the Liturgy of the Hours. Maybe you also use the Office of Readings. If you don’t read Latin, you might not know how glorious the sermons of St. Leo … Continue reading

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My View, one year ago today

One year ago today I photographed one of most amazing views I have every seen.

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The Basilica on the Feast of the Cathedra of St. Peter

UPDATE!  It’s baaaaack!  The papal tiara, or triregno is back on the head of the bronze statue of St. Peter in the Basilica today.  For the last couple years, it was politically correctly absent.
Here are photos I have shot in … Continue reading

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Thursday after Ash Wednesday: Super Oblata

We continue our Lenten journey through the prayers of Holy Mass with today’s
SUPER OBLATA:Hostias, quaesumus, Domine, propitius intende,quas sacris altaribus exhibemus,ut, nobis indulgentiam largiendo,tuo nomini dent honorem.This prayer comes from ancient times. It is in the Gelasian and … Continue reading

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CDW Secretary Archbp. Ranjith on “Tridentine” Mass

A couple weeks ago the editor of Inside the Vatican said that he was readying an interview with H.E. Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith, Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments. The text is available. … Continue reading

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Christians in dialogue

Do not miss this entry over at Kansas City Catholic featuring church street signs in dialogue about Ash Wednesday.
This is really a hoot!

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Ash Wednesday

Last year we examined the Collects for Mass during Lent. This year let’s look at the Super Oblata. There is a page for Lenten prayers.   Also, you can right click the calendar image to "View" and see a … Continue reading

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Cleopatra and exam questions

Over at The Anchoress (who is, btw, also a winner of a Catholic Blog Award o{];¬) ) there are hilarious examples of creative answers to math questions by students who clearly had no clue.
This reminded me of many … Continue reading

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The Pope and the Witch

News is getting around that my "Alma" Mater, the University of Minnesota Theatre Department will be going ahead with a production of the execrable Dario Fo’s anti-Catholic play The Pope and the Witch.
This play is pretty vile. The … Continue reading

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Meeting of Pontifical Academy for Life

The Pontifical Academy for Life is having its 13th General Assembly here in Rome from 23-24 Feb. The topic, "La conscienza cristiana a sostegno del diritto alla vita … Christian conscience in support of right to life."
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“the only ones able to forgive sins in His Name”

Attention priest readers!
The Holy Father received in audience the Penitenzieria Apostolica and the confessors of the Major Basilicas along with those who participated in the annual course held on the internal form. I have attended that course a … Continue reading

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What a patristiblogger Pope Benedict would be

When the Holy Father made a visit to one of his seminaries, the Seminario Maggiore, he said this:
On his memories of the seminary, the Holy Father recounted that among the subjects of study, he preferred philosophy and exegesis.
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Chained to my desk until evening…

But the view is good.

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Where are you (2)

At the time of this writing, this is where some of you who are checking seem to be:
Saint Michael, Minnesota Weymouth, Massachusetts Nashville, Tennessee Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Washington, District of… Amagasaki, Hyogo Torino, PiemonteSaint Paul, Minnesota Houston, TexasToronto, Ontario Johnstown, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS tweak

In my attempt to help these blog pages load faster, I got rid some gizmos on my sidebar. 
Among them, I got rid of the clock.  I noticed that the clock was often taking a while to load.  So… hasta … Continue reading

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